Martial arts and basketball make a good pair [Video]

March 22, 2016

A basketball swishes through a net in front of a crowd of spectators.

Watching basketball players during March’s big tournament is more than just entertaining – it’s awe-inspiring. These players are coordinated, fast and dexterous. Of course, they work hard to learn the skills they use on the court, and some of them develop their abilities through martial arts.

University of Wisconsin player Bronson Koenig knows the benefits of martial arts first hand. He started training during high school, along with his basketball team, to develop strength and skills he could use during the season. He continues to train with the same martial-arts instructor.

Learning a martial sport helps these athletes develop discipline, coordination, strength and agility: all things they use on the court.